Astonishingly this brocket was not startled by my approach (a 4×4), so I was able to take a couple of shots before it decided to move on. Pantanal is amazing this way, or at least those areas where landowners long ago have let large portions of their farms revert back to their natural state, including […]
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Once again I was in direct eye contact with a brocket that regarded humans as no threat whatsoever. I was watching from the other side of a shallow river while preparations was made to go canoeing which is a lot of noise and movements. Also called grey brocket.
It’s uncommon to see wild animals focusing on other (wild) elements. Usually I’m the disturbing factor and focus. Perhaps a jaguar was nearby? From my point of view this was such a peaceful and beautiful experience. The soft light from a setting sun, and the calming of the diurnal fauna. Sounds changing from day to […]
The walk on the “marsh pier” – a long wooden trail raised more than 2 metres to provide dry footing during the wet season – came to an end way too soon. This was my favourite location of Fazenda San Fransico. The sun was fast moving to the western horizon, and the light was marvelously […]
Fazenda San Fransico is around 150 square kilometres large, and around 50% of it is left wild! Basically all the higher areas are used for farming, and the lower – the floodplains – are left untouched. This is the foundation for a huge variety of wildlife, and the now rare marsh deer is one that […]
This was my first steps on top of the Huanchaca Plateau (Caparú Meseta), and what a welcome! The deer just looked at me and went on chewing for some time, and then leisurely went away. Apparently it did not get our scent, and without it it I was perhaps just another animal? Altitude: 821 metres.